Enrollment FAQs

COVID-19 UPDATE (8/21/200): Please note that due to the health and safety protocols in place in response to the COVID-19 virus, only PIC staff and children are allowed in our buildings. This has changed parts of the enrollment process.

Please contact Enrollment Coordinator Morgan Jimenez at 215-222-5480 or email mjimenez@parentinfantcenter.org to learn more about the current process.

When should I apply? 

We accept applications throughout the year and decisions are made in early spring for summer and fall enrollment. Our enrollment period is generally between June through October. Learn more about our enrollment process

Is there a waiting list?

Yes, the wait list is generally 12-18 months for all age groups, but a child's age, race, gender, number of days a family needs care, and when a child is ready to start may impact the availability of an opening at our Center. Currently enrolled families and staff children are given priority enrollment.

What are the tuition rates?

Our tuition rates vary by age group and schedule preference. Please see our full list of rates on our Tuition & Affordability page.

How do I submit my application?

We encourage you to apply online (see links below). If you need a printed application form, please send an e-mail to Enrollment Coordinator Morgan Jimenez at mjimenez@parentinfantcenter.org.

Paper applications may be dropped in our Enrollment Mail Box located outside the Sweet Building on PIC's campus, e-mailed to Morgan Jimenez, or mailed to PIC at 4205 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Is there an application fee?

A $35 application fee must be submitted with your application in order for it to be processed. Families applying for PIC's Pre-K Counts program do not need to include an application fee. Learn more here.

What happens after I submit my application?

Once the Enrollment Office has your application and $35 application fee, you will receive a confirmation email from the Enrollment Office.

How do I schedule a tour?

After you have received an email confirming that your application has been received and processed, please contact Morgan Jimenez at mjimenez@parentinfantcenter.org or call 215-222-5480 to sign up for a virtual tour. Virtual Tours are given every Tuesday at 11 am.

What happens after the tour?

After your tour, we recommend that you check in with the Enrollment Coordinator once every 2 months. You may call 215-222-5480 and ask to be added to the Enrollment check-in list. We will make a note of your continued interest and your application will remain active.

Do you accept Child Care Works subsidy?

Yes, learn more about eligibility here

Do you have a Pre-K Counts Program

PIC partners with Pennsylvania to offer the state-wide Pre-K Counts program, which provides no cost pre-kindergarten education for eligible children ages 3 to 5. The program is free for those who qualify and operates on an academic (September - June) calendar. Learn more about PIC's Pre-K Counts Program here.

How old does my child have to be to apply and enroll in Pre-K Counts program?

Your child should be at least 2 years old to apply for Pre-K Counts program, and must be 3 years old by August 31 to be eligible for the upcoming school year. Learn more about PIC's Pre-K Counts Enrollment here.

Do you offer tuition assistance?

Yes, yearly applications for Tuition Assistance are made available in May and accepted throughout the year. Learn more about Tuition Assistance here.